National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a national collegiate research university in Queenstown, Singapore. Founded in 1905 as the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School, NUS has consistently been considered as being one of the top and prestigious academic institutions in the world as well as in the Asia-Pacific itself.[5][6] It plays a key role in the further development of modern technology and science, offering a global approach to education and research, with a focus on expertise and perspectives of Asia.[7]

National University of Singapore
Universiti Nasional Singapura  (Malay)
新加坡国立大学  (Chinese)
சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம் (Tamil)
Former names
Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States Government Medical School (1905–1921)
King Edward VII College of Medicine (1921–1949)
University of Malaya, Singapore campus (1949–1962)
University of Singapore (1962–1980)
Nanyang University (1956–1980)
TypeAutonomous university[1]
Established1905; 117 years ago (1905) (as King Edward VII College of Medicine)
8 August 1980; 41 years ago (1980-08-08) (as National University of Singapore)
Academic affiliations
ACU, IARU, APRU, Universitas 21, GEM4, AUN, ASAIHL, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis McDonnell International Scholars Academy,[2] UAiTED
EndowmentS$6.46 billion (2020)[3]
(US$4.81 billion)
ChancellorHalimah Yacob
PresidentTan Eng Chye
ProvostHo Teck Hua
Academic staff
2,555 (2018)[4]
Students35,908 (2018)[4]
1°17′44″N 103°46′36″E
150 ha (370 acres)
Colours  Orange

NUS is the oldest autonomous university in the country.[8] It is largely a comprehensive research university, offering degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including in the sciences, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, computing, and music.

NUS's main campus is located in the southwestern part of Singapore, adjacent to the Kent Ridge subzone of Queenstown, accommodating an area of 170 ha (420 acres).[9] The Duke–NUS Medical School, a postgraduate medical school jointly established with Duke University, is located at the Outram campus;[10] its Bukit Timah campus houses the Faculty of Law and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; and the Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college established in collaboration with Yale University that is scheduled to be merged with the University Scholars Programme in 2025 to form NUS College, is located at University Town (commonly known as UTown).[11][12][13]

NUS has one Nobel laureate, one Tang Prize laureate and one Vautrin Lud Laureate affiliated as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.

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